Channel School of English - Country
Come to Ilfracombe and discover a preserved
part of South West England. Our English language schools in England
provide students with quality family accommodation and a wide range of
activities. Children and teenagers receive here quality English courses
in England for all levels and for all requirements (Young learner
English courses, Standard English courses, Classic and Intensive English
courses as well as one to one English courses). There is no time to
waste, come and improve your English language skills while enjoying our
activities in one of England's most beautiful scenery.
Cousins has qualified teachers in the counties of Devon, Cornwall and
Somerset in the beautiful south-west of England.
All three counties are renowned for their dramatic and beautiful
scenery, being some of the most popular tourist destinations for both
British people and visitors from abroad alike.
Its seaside resorts provide excellent opportunities for activities such
as watersports, as well as the more leisurely pursuit of sunbathing.
There are also plenty of opportunities for walking, climbing,
birdwatching, mountain biking, horse riding, sailing and fishing to name
but a few.
year-round centre is based in Ilfracombe, a small seaside town situated
on the rugged North Devon coast in the south-west of England. It is an
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the National Park of Exmoor
where the Bristol Channel meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Ilfracombe originally grew around the harbour and fishing industry.
However, the main industry now is tourism and the town is a favourite
with English holiday-makers because of the many beaches and picturesque
coves along the dramatic coastline. The popular, sandy, Atlantic beaches
of Woolacombe, Putsborough, Saunton and Croyde are only ten minutes
drive away and famous for offering some of England's finest surfing
population of the town is approximately 12, 000 in winter, rising to
around 20, 000 in the summer. Channel however, is the only language
school in the town and so student population in the town is always low
even at peak holiday time. Ilfracombe provides a natural, safe and
healthy environment away from the stress of city life and is a perfect
destination for all ages. For teenagers it offers the type of freedom
they may be unable to experience at home and for adults it is a place
where they can still experience some of the old traditional England and
where local people still have time to talk to you.
Ilfracombe boasts an excellent indoor swimming pool, good tennis, golf
and table tennis clubs, plus the usual seafront attractions including
the new and striking theatre. Most of the original harbour remains so
there are many opportunities for fishing trips and wildlife cruises.
School of English is a friendly, family-run business, established in
1973 and run by Patricia and John Swan.
It is a small school, catering for students in multi-lingual groups with
up to 33 nationalities per year, and being the only language school in
the town, the student population is low, even at peak time.
The school itself is an attractive red-brick building. Situated in a
quiet residential area of Ilfracombe, it overlooks the town's main park
which contains beautiful gardens, tennis courts and the students' social
classrooms are equipped with tape-players and black- or whiteboards, and
have been specifically designed to encourage pair- and groupwork, thus
maximising classroom use of English. There is also television and video,
and overhead projector facility.
There is a reception area, interview room and noticeboard which keeps
students up-to-date with academic and social programme changes.
There are also showers and changing rooms for the use of sports
students, who also have the use of the sports equipment provided free by
Channel School of English -
Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8JN
Telephone: (00) +44 (0) 1271 862834/863304
Fax: (00) +44 (0) 1271 865374
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